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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 20 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 100-102
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2020.100.102
 
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Practical Measures to Prevent COVID-19: A Mini-Review

Mehmet Ozaslan , Muhamad Safdar , I. Halil Kilic and Rozhgar A. Khailany

Abstract:
In view of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this study focuses on the most up-to-date epidemiology, transmission, clinical manifestations, effective management, prevention and maintaining social distancing worldwide. The current outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease was first reported from Wuhan, China, in December, 2019. Till now this pandemic had spread to 209 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances with 1,455,519 confirmed cases, including 83,664 deaths, as of April 08, 2020, so the World Health Organization declared it as a Public Health Emergency of worldwide (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). The main clinical manifestations are included fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, headache, diarrhea, hemoptysis, trouble breathing, blue lips or face, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion and excessive drowsiness. Preventive measures such as; masks, frequent hand washing, staying at home, avoid public contact and quarantines are being recommended for reducing the transmission. To date, no specific antiviral treatment is proven yet. The countries with a high risk of infection, they need proper awareness and management for good protection.
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Mehmet Ozaslan, Muhamad Safdar, I. Halil Kilic and Rozhgar A. Khailany, 2020. Practical Measures to Prevent COVID-19: A Mini-Review. Journal of Biological Sciences, 20: 100-102.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2020.100.102

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2020.100.102

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